Nobody can tell you exactly when, early in pregnancy it can still be a week or so off from any estimate given. But if you conceived approximately 3 weeks ago (making you ~5 weeks pregnant since they add two weeks to conception), you would have conceived sometime around the end of February, beginning of March. Not sure what's up with the Medhelp tracker.
First off thanks for reading my LONG question :) I appreciate it. Right but I just don't understand how those two different conception dates come up with the same weeks and days that I'm along and the same due date if they're different conception dates. Wouldn't the feb 16th conception date put me farther along? I don't know how this works cause this is my first pregnancy. Thanks for answering my question again :) I posted another question about weight gain if you want to take a peek at it. The reason why I think I'm farther is because of my weight gain and symptoms. But who knows, your right nobody for sure knows. I just looked at my phones app again and realized and huge error in medhelps conception date. The day it says we conceived was the second day of my last normal period. How could I have conceived while having a period??? LOL. Thanks again :)
Something to make you laugh..... I am 33, my birthday is 11/22.... I read this to my mom (bc of the same "birth date") she said to me... " Oh yes.. Back seat of the car that cold February night" hahaha.... Sounds like you prob concieved late February ;) congrats sweetie!
I remember when I entered my info for this tracker, it wasn't clear to me whether they wanted the LMP date or the conception date. With a due date of 11/22. Plugging that date in, you likely conceived near the 1st of March but had your last period mid-period.
As for the weight gain question, 10 lbs is very high for how far along you are. Are you sure you didn't mistake your previous weight? Or, if you weighed yourself on different scales (e.g., at home versus at the doctor's office), they can be off by 5+ lbs (home scales are notoriously inaccurate). There would also be differences depending on clothing, time of day, etc. I would watch what you eat and wait until you are weighed at the doctor's again, with the same scale.
:) thanks for that it did make me laugh :) Your mom has a good sense of humor thanks for sharing that with me :) and yeah I agree with you about late feb. Despite my huge weight gain >:( lol Thanks :)
Yeah thats exactly what the app on my phone says (a conception date of the 1st march). Well a couple years ago my avg. weight was 12-125 but then as I've gotten older and taller my avg. has been 130-135 but then this year I gained only a couple of pounds because my boyfriends family cooks with lard but I usually avoid the food cooked with lard. Last time I took my weight I was around 135-137 which was only a month or two ago. Then when I went to the clinic today to confirm my pregnancy when they took my weight I was 148. I wasn't wearing anything extra like jackets but she didn't even have me take my shoes off so maybe thats what put on the extra pounds combined with the weight from my clothes? Thanks for the reply and for reading my long question :)
Next time take off your shoes, jacket, ect. And stay away from the.boyfriends family cooking. Lard is def not good for you or the baby! Eat before you go over so if they ask if ur hungry, you can say without lying "no, I just ate". Healthy you... Healthy baby! :)
Alright :) thanks for the advice :) maybe if I had taken those things off I wouldn't have weighed in so heavy! lol. Yeah I'll make sure to do that :) Thanks so much :)
I gained 10 lbs. by the end of the first trimester at 14 weeks, and docs yelled at me for that. But I wasn't eating junk food or anything, I just didn't have really bad morning sickness, so I wasn't throwing anything up the first few months like a lot of women. I've gotten sick twice my entire pregnancy. The nausea was bad enough though that I ate a lot of bread and crackers trying to settle it, and wasn't able to exercise much. Bad combo...but it's slowed down since, I just started out higher than most women. 10 lbs. in 5 weeks does seem like a lot, I wonder if you might have been gaining weight prior to pregnancy and just weren't aware of it yet? If you don't weigh yourself every week, it's not hard to put on a few pounds, especially around your boyfriend's family's cooking. :)
The problem with conception dating, is that it is extremely subjective and nearly impossible to pin down unless you are charting or undergoing fertility treatments. A good place to start to guess is when was your expected period? How long are your cycles normally? If they're irregular, you'll really have to wait until you get an ultrasound to know your exact dates. Even then, conception can be off a week or so.
For example, I was charting and taking fertility drugs, and knew the day I ovulated. By my period, the nurses said my edd was 12/12/10. But I knew I ovulated a week later, on cd21. So, then my midwife said my edd was 12/21/10, but according to the day I ovulated, it would have been 12/19/10. See? It's impossible to know for sure what day you ovulated and conceived. The edd that I figured up was closer to the one the midwife gave me at my ultrasound as opposed to the one I was given based on my lmp. At any rate, she came before any of those edd's at 12/09/10. :)
As for the weight gain, it would be highly unlikely that you would gain 10 pounds within 2-3 weeks of getting pregnant. Unless you were weighing yourself religiously, it sounds like you may have been gaining prior to getting pregnant. And some of it may just be baby bloat and water weight. Weight gain isn't an accurate prediction of how far along you are. I only gained ten pounds my entire pregnancy (I had severe morning sickness).
Once you have your first ultrasound, it'll give you a more accurate date on when you conceived. :)
Yeah I can relate to that :) But the thing is is that normally I don't eat very often. Some days my boyfriend would have to remind me to eat lol. But I think you guys are right. I probably was gaining a little bit of weight due to the cooking (as much as I hate to admit it :/ ) Yeah I'm not the type of person to weigh myself all the time. Shoot I don't even own a scale lol The only time I've ever been able to weigh myself is at the doctors office, my grandparents house, or the lady who I babysit for on occasion. I try not to be concerned about my weight cause I don't want to create an unhealthy mentality so I just do my best to eat lots of vegetables fruits dairy and mainly chicken and fish (but no more fish for me now lol). Thanks for the response again :) You helped me figure out that I put on a little bit before I got pregnant and now those pounds are exaggerated by the bloating. I cant wait till I'm clearly showing so I don't feel fat lol. :)
Alright, heres the low-down. My cycles on average are 31 days long with a four day long period and I'm not irregular. I ovulated somewhere around Feb.29 because thats when I got my ewcm. We bb'd 4 times during my fertile period and three times in my low fertile period. Idk if this helps at all. But just thought might as well put it out there. Yeah it makes sense now about the weight gain because even though it was only a couple pounds weight gain before pregnancy I think the bloating along with not taking my shoes off added on more and makes me feel more fat. Thanks for you response. I really appreciate it :)
Again, there's no way to know for sure. I know the exact dates within the week or so that they've narrowed it down for me, but I'll never know which of those dates it happened, and I'm 27 weeks. I'm only as sure as I am because I didn't have sex prior to September 22nd, my ex and I got back together and from what they tell me, it happened sometime that first week with us. I also had very early ultrasounds at 5 and 6 weeks, so very early dating which helps you track it down, but I'll never know for certain. Part of motherhood I guess, the baby keeps us trying to figure her out from the beginning. :)
I went through the same thing with the dates that the doc gave me and the app...i did notice the differance too. I went with the app tho because i know exactly when I conceive and the app had the same conceive date :)
hm, i have the same app on my phone, it gave me my conception date of oct 29. my due date is july 21. and when i put the tracker on here, i put my due date, and it said, the conception date is the 15 or 19th of oct. can't remember =p but both app on my phone, and the tracker on medhelp says im 22w4d along. it just doesnt make sense ! lol
i also agree w. the other ladies, i hardly think you gained that much weight in just a few weeeks !
Yeah the I think the medhelp's tracker is a bit off lol. Yeah I had to come to face the hard truth that I must've gained a little bit of weight before my pregnancy. I got weighed again and told the nurse about the weight thing and she thinks that I must've been around 140 before pregnancy cause now I'm 145lbs!!! Thats the most I've EVER weighed. I know its for the baby but it just makes me feel so fat. :P I'm going to start doing water aerobics though :)
Yup. But I wish I could know for sure! lol :) Since you had such a early u/s do you think I could get one too? I'm going to be 5weeks in a matter of days. Or at least according to my app I am :)
Yeah its weird how the medhelp's tracker works. Other than the off dates its great though and I'm sure that they'll fix it :) Yeah I'm gonna go with my apps date too unless the doctor says different. Cause theres just no way we conceived when medhelp said: I was on my period and we didnt even do it before my period and that just doesnt make sense lol. Hey do you know when theyre going to make a group for the november babies? Idk if you do or not but just thought that I'd ask :)
I just wanted to tell everybody thanks for all of the responses and help I really appreciate it :)